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At present, Lahonton Cutthroat Trout have gone extinct in all but about eight to nine percent of their historic stream habitats and now occupy less than one percent of their historic lake habitats. They persist as naturally occurring, wild populations in only two lakes in the world, and many of the remaining streams they are found in are small and isolated, with low populations in constant danger of local extinction, especially under the threat of prolonged drought and temperature increase from climate change.

 

In one corner of Nevada there is a broad coalition of partners (miners, ranchers, government agencies, conservation groups), whose investments in freshwater conservation are, now more than ever, showing just how much more everyone benefits–Lahontan cutthroat trout and ranchers alike–from restoring and conserving coldwater ecosystems. Read the full story.